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Old 07-11-2007, 06:42 PM   #31
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Yeah, I noticed that. probably overclocked by quite a bit by the looks of it too.
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:16 PM   #32
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Right, I sort of have a list. All I don't have is the power supply and of course the case. All this look good? Any changes? Plus, case/PSU ideas? I'll buy them from another UK place if need be.

Intel CPU Core2Duo E4400
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...roductID=17126

OCZ 1GB Value Pro DDR2 Memory PC5400 667Mhz Plus Copper Heatspreader
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...roductID=11668

LG DVD RW
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...roductID=17998

SoundBlaster Audigy SE 7.1
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...roductID=11248

Sparkle GF 7600GT 256MB DDR3, PCI-E, DVI, HDTV, TV Out, Retail
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...roductID=16372

160GB Maxtor DiamondMax 20 SATA II 300 Hard Disk Drive 2MB Cache
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...roductID=18815

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 SKT 775 P965 Chipset PCI-E, DDR2, SATA2 GB LAN, 8ch Audio, USB2, ATX
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...roductID=14498

Phew

Total so far
Total 311.10 Inc. vat
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:23 PM   #33
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Here are some ideas for a case:

Antec 900 Gaming case
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(16013)...lack-full.aspx

PSU:
OCZ 600SXS StealthXStream 600W PSU
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(17482)...U--3-year.aspx
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:33 PM   #34
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well for a case i like this one http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(17378)...-Case-USB.aspx
i have actualy seen it and had a play with it in there showroom a few months back when it was on display and it was a real sturdy design and it looked spacious with 6 internal 3.25 bays .Its well worth every penny of the 24.62 In my opinion .
I own this case and it is a pretty good case http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=21963 . the psu is fine now for about 3/4 months but my machine is nothing near what you are building so a better psu may be worthwhile .Keeps evertything pretty cool . at the moment my p4 2.8ghz is at 33c my motherboard is at 27c and my 2 hds 40g and 120g are at 30c . and i have one back fan a front fan and the side fan all installed
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stepmania looks pretty cool.
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:48 AM   #36
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Thanks everyone I think I may have an idea now, so in the next week or so, I'll probably have a new system in my hands..

I still can't understand the fact that for around 400, I can pick up a system possibly double the speed of this one, yet, for 100 cheaper when I bought this a couple of years back from parts... and just how strange that sounds when I consider mostly what I'll be using it for

Its a shame my 1.2 Athlon Thunderbird machine with an excellent 256mb of RAM, and a Radeon 9800PRO gave up ghost, as that would have ran it fine most likely, and I did have it connected to the TV, but it just won't finish booting anymore. No hard drive activity or anything. It just whirrs.

So yeah, I'm in two minds, weather to try going to a computer fair or something one weekend and trying to pick up a cheaper, less powerful machine, that will run it, so I don't break the bank for something I may not use the full power for, or just go ahead and go for it.

Yep, I love Stepmania You can get so much for it, that you may as well have an arcade machine in your own room if you have a good enough pad. I have a lovely Cobalt Flux which does the job nicely, but its damn heavy.
I'm starting to be able to pass 11+ foot songs ITG style, yet only recently could pass 10's (Max 300 Expert).
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Thanks everyone I think I may have an idea now, so in the next week or so, I'll probably have a new system in my hands..

I still can't understand the fact that for around 400, I can pick up a system possibly double the speed of this one, yet, for 100 cheaper when I bought this a couple of years back from parts... and just how strange that sounds when I consider mostly what I'll be using it for

Its a shame my 1.2 Athlon Thunderbird machine with an excellent 256mb of RAM, and a Radeon 9800PRO gave up ghost, as that would have ran it fine most likely, and I did have it connected to the TV, but it just won't finish booting anymore. No hard drive activity or anything. It just whirrs.

So yeah, I'm in two minds, weather to try going to a computer fair or something one weekend and trying to pick up a cheaper, less powerful machine, that will run it, so I don't break the bank for something I may not use the full power for, or just go ahead and go for it.

Yep, I love Stepmania You can get so much for it, that you may as well have an arcade machine in your own room if you have a good enough pad. I have a lovely Cobalt Flux which does the job nicely, but its damn heavy.
I'm starting to be able to pass 11+ foot songs ITG style, yet only recently could pass 10's (Max 300 Expert).
Go to bowlers then . You will prolly get something like what i have now 2.8ghz P4 512mb ram 80gb hd ,fx 5200 fior around 100ish and that will be more than capable . I remember when i last wen there there was this guy sellin a 1.7p4 with 512mb ram and 64mb geforce 440 with a 40gb hard drive for just 30 . The only thing is it didnt have an os but he offered to put the os on but a cracked version . Unfortunatly i didnt have enough time to get my money out before he had sold it
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Yeah, I may have to give their a try. Only issue is, I work Saturdays and Sundays, all day... Doh!
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Yeah, I may have to give their a try. Only issue is, I work Saturdays and Sundays, all day... Doh!
Argh , try and get a saturday off lol
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